NFL investigators recently interviewed Dallas Cowboys rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott as part of the league’s ongoing probe into allegations of domestic violence made by his ex-girlfriend.
According to USA Today, the person spoke on condition of anonymity because he/she had not been authorized to speak publicly on behalf of Elliott.
Elliott learned days before the Cowboys’ opener that he wouldn’t face criminal charges for any of the five alleged incidents.
The Columbus City Attorney’s Office said prosecutors declined to pursue charges after reviewing all evidence, “primarily due to conflicting and inconsistent information across all incidents resulting in concern regarding the sufficiency of the evidence to support the filing of criminal charges.”
While no charges are being filed, the NFL has taken a harder look at domestic violence cases recently, especially after more details surfaced about New York Giants kicker Josh Brown.
The NFL suspended Brown one game, then placed him on the commissioner’s exempt list and reopened its investigation last week.